Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Disney Recognizes Piracy as a Business Model

Disney's co-chair recognizes piracy as a business model during her keynote address at Mipcom. Here's a key quote: "[Piracy] exists to serve a need in the market for consumers who want TV content on demand."

She went on to say that the company would be relying on their content to drive everything moving forward, giving it primacy of place to drive traffic and create demand. However, Cory Doctorow responds: (@ boingboing.net)
Content isn't king. If I sent you to a desert island and gave you the choice of taking your friends or your movies, you'd choose your friends -- if you chose the movies, we'd call you a sociopath. Conversation is king. Content is just something to talk about.
Something to always remember, especially in my business.

NP: "This is Not What You Had Planned" - The Wrens

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